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To keep wholesome, edible food from going to waste by collecting it from donors and distributing it to those in need through agencies that serve the hungry, homless, and at risk populations.
Table to Table, a United Way agency of Johnson County,
Volunteers are an essential element of our organization and provide the means for us to pursue our mission. By keeping food from going to waste, we help these agencies in their efforts to help those in need. Whether the agency we deliver to prepares a meal or distributes groceries, this rescued food is making a positive impact on the lives of others.
Since 1996, Table to Table has rescued over 15 million pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste. Last year alone, the Volunteers rescued closed to 2 million pounds of food. Donations are collected from over 30 local grocery stores, bakeries, dairies, restaurants, schools and businesses. Over 30 local social service agencies receive donated food distributed through Table to Table. Each 1.5 pounds of donated food provides an equivalent meal to someone in need. In 2012 Table to Table saved social service agencies over $1,860,000.00 in Johnson County.
Table to Table is one of the only food rescue organization in the state of Iowa. We specialize in "rapid response" retrieval of fresh and perishable foods; we pick up and deliver the donated food items to recipient agencies in the same day.